Markham Public Library

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Markham Public Library (MPL)
Vision: Markham Public Library - the Place where Markham's communities come together to imagine, learn and grow.
Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
Branches 7
Collection
Items collected business directories, government publications, non-fiction and fiction books, periodicals, genealogy, local history, DVDs, CDs
Size Approximately 500,000[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Access and use
Population served 261,573[7]
Other information
Budget 9.90M
Director Catherine Biss, CEO[8]
Staff over 240
Website Markham Public Library

Markham Public Library (MPL) is a library system operated by the municipal government of the City of Markham in Canada. There are seven branches in the city, serving about 250,000 residents in Markham.[8] The libraries are managed by the Administration Centre, located at 6031 Highway 7.

In 2008, the system was renamed to the singular Markham Public Library to reflect its status as one unified system. Its current director is Catherine Biss.

Branches[edit]

Branch Location Size Collection Notes Image
Angus Glen Library[1] 3990 Major MacKenzie Drive 29,700 square feet (2,760 m2) 157,434 Built 2003-2005
Largest collection in Markham
AngusGlenLibrary5.jpg
Cornell Library[9] 3201 Bur Oak Avenue 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) 100,000 Opened in 2012 CornellLibrary3.JPG
Markham Village Library[2] 6041 Highway 7 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) 120,000 Re-opened with larger premises 2009; site of the Agricultural Hall rink (c.1916) and original home of the Markham Fairgrounds MarkhamVillageLibrary3.jpg
Milliken Mills Library[3] Unit 1, 7600 Kennedy Road 16,865 square feet (1,566.8 m2) 80,000 Opened in 1990
Thornhill Community Library[4] 7755 Bayview Avenue 26,053 square feet (2,420.4 m2) 80,000 Opened in 1975 and renovated in 1989 & 2010 ThornhillCommunityCentreLibrary.jpg
Thornhill Village Library[5] 10 Colborne Street 4,283 square feet (397.9 m2) 30,000 Opened in 1851 and renovated in 1992 ThornhillVillageLibrary2.jpg
Unionville Library[6] 15 Library Lane 13,640 square feet (1,267 m2) 100,000 Opened in 1984 UnionvilleLibrary2.JPG

Customer-Centred Classification[edit]

Customer-Centred Classification.

The Markham Village branch was to first to develop its own library classification system called the Customer Centred Classification (C3).[10] Compared to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) or Library of Congress Classification (LCC), C3 is more modern and is supposed to be easier for library patrons to find books at the book stacks. The Thornhill Village branch started the migration to C3 in 2009, and C3 is used by the Thornhill Community Centre branch when it re-opened in 2011.[11]

Membership[edit]

People who work, live, or attend a school in York Region may apply a free membership. Otherwise, a $30 annual membership fee will apply.[12] A temporary library card can be issued for the period of 21 days conditionally. During this period, the member could only borrow a maximum of 3 books.[13]

Services[edit]

Like many other libraries across Ontario, the Markham Public Library system allows members to check out books and other media.

Borrowing privileges[edit]

Item Types Loan Period Renewals Late Return Fines
Books, talking books, music CD,
Children's Kits, CD-ROM (Software), Watt Readers[14]
21 days Unlimited renewals (with no holds by other members) $0.30 per day, up to a maximum of $6
Video, Cassettes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs[14] 7 days 3 renewals (with no holds by other members) $2 per day, up to a maximum of $6
Xbox 360 games[14] 7 days No renewals allowed $2 per day, up to a maximum of $6
Boomerang[14] 7 days for DVDs, 14 days for books No renewals allowed $0.30 per day, up to a maximum of $6
Magazines[14] 21 days No renewals allowed $0.30 per day, up to a maximum of $6
EBook [15] up to 21 days No renewals, but can be borrowed again if the item is available EBooks automatically expire at the end of period, no late fee

Other services[edit]

A computer terminal in the Markham Village Library

Other than borrowing books and media, members could also use the following services:[16]

  • Attending library programs
  • Placing 50 holds per one membership account
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • Taking out 100 books per one membership account
  • Two hours internet access per day per membership account (additional time can be requested)
  • Use the Lunaweb, and digital database for in-house research
  • Renting meeting rooms
  • WiFi Internet
  • TeleCirc Telephone Library Service
  • Photocopying
  • Two hours of Microsoft Office or OpenOffice (depending on the branch) per day per membership account
  • Library Catalogue access
  • Delivery to the home-bound service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Angus Glen Library Fact Sheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Markham Village Library Factsheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Milliken Mills Library Factsheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Thornhill Community Library Factsheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Thornhill Village Library Factsheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Unionville Library Factsheet". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  7. ^ "Community highlights for Markham". 2006 Community Profiles. Statistics Canada. 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  8. ^ a b "Contact". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  9. ^ " "Cornell Community Centre & Library". 
  10. ^ "C3 Customer-Centred Classification: Replacing Dewey for Better Merchandising and Customer Service". Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  11. ^ "Markham awarded the Peter J. Marshall Municipal Innovation Award". Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  12. ^ "Membership of MPL". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  13. ^ "Library Cards of MPL". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Borrowing Service". Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  15. ^ http://markham.lib.overdrive.com/2730C366-BDB7-4238-9E8D-47CE2F512C38/10/540/en/help-LendingPolicies.htm
  16. ^ "Adult Services". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

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